The 2020 Origins Award Winners Have Been Announced

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Origins Awards

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design has announced the Origin Award winners and the Academy Hall of Fame inductees for 2020.

Academy Hall of Fame – Class of 2020 Inductees

  • Reinhold WittigDesigner – Game designer since the 1970s with more than 200 titles and exceptional contributions to the professional recognition of game authors.
  • Wolfgang KramerDesigner – Game designer that was a pioneer in area control games, founding member of German Game Authors Guild with more than 10 million copies of his games in print around the world.
  • Wolfgang WarschRising Star Award – designer of a dozen games including The Mind, That’s Pretty Clever, and Quacks of Quedlinburg.
  • YahtzeeNotable Product – first produced in 1956, it is considered the grandfather of Roll And Write and Roll and Re-Roll Games.
  • Board Game GeekNotable Product – founded in 2000, BGG is an important resource for the tabletop game community.

Origin Awards 2020

  • Best Board Game/Game of the Year: Tiny Towns | AEG | Peter McPherson, Gong Studios, Matt Paquette
  • Best Card Game: Point Salad | AEG | Molly Johnson, Robert Melvin, Shawn Stankewich, Dylan Mangini
  • Best Family Game: The Quacks of Quedlinburg | North Star Games | Wolfgang Warsch, Dennis Lohausen
  • Digital Adaptation: Tsuro VR | Calliope Games / Thunderbox Entertainment Digital | Tom McMurchie
  • Best Collectible Game: Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Black Panther and the Illuminati Booster Brick | WizKids 
  • Best Role-Playing Game: Teens in Space | Renegade Game Studios | Jonathan Gilmour, Doug Levandowski
  • Best Game Accessory: Citadel Contrast Paint | Games Workshop
  • Best Miniatures Game: Warcry | Games Workshop | Sebastien Tousel
  • Best Historical Miniatures Game: Bolt Action: Campaign D-Day Operation Overlord | Osprey Games / Warlord Games | Robert Vella, Peter Dennis
  • Best Historical Game: Pandemic: Fall of Rome | Z-Man Games | Matt Leacock, Paolo Mori, Atha Kanaani, Olly Lawson, Antonio Maínez

The Origin Award Jury for 2020 was made up of 40 volunteers who reviewed more than 300 titles and products.

Submissions for the 2021 Origins Awards will open on November 15, 2020. To be eligible for consideration, products must be available for purchase to consumers through retail channels between  November 15, 2019 and November 14, 2020.

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